Kazakhstan has suspended visa-free travel for nationals from 57 countries to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points:

  • The unilateral visa-free regime has been suspended for nationals from 57 countries until Nov. 1. A list of the countries is available here.
  • After Kazakhstan’s borders are opened, nationals from the 57 countries will be required to have a visa to enter the country. At that time, new visas will only be issued to foreign nationals who have a medical certificate demonstrating the absence of COVID-19.
  • The medical certificate must be granted within 48 hours before applying for a visa at the consulate.

Analysis & Comments: The visa-free travel suspension and visa application changes will impact the movement of people into Kazakhstan. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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